Dream penthouse in Hong Kong
A modern penthouse perches high above the Sham Shui Po neighborhood of Kowloon, Hong Kong, with a neutral color palette and a blend of complementary textures. Inspired by Scandinavian style, designer Keith Chan of studio Hintegro wanted to create a breezy, open environment for a young couple. To maximize the potential of the 1992-square-foot home, he developed multi-functional areas.
He used a set of wooden cabinets with fluted glass doors as a display area and a space divider in the foyer. The latter is an essential component in feng shui philosophies, as it prevents bad chi from flowing from the door to the inside. The U-shaped kitchen behind it features an olive green-tiled island, bar and wall tiles in the same tonal green, an oven that blends into the white wall cabinets, and an all-white Silestone countertop.
A sliding door made of Japanese Shikui diatomaceous earth plastering and a black metal frame is a perfect choice to expand the living room space. This hidden room also functions as a guest bedroom, complete with a private bathroom and a custom sofa bed. The door to the main bedroom is concealed behind the same flooring material used on the TV feature wall.
A custom wooden shelf separates the study area from the sleeping quarters through the door, concealing the projector for the movie screen installed from the ceiling and providing storage for the owners' design book and magazine collection. A custom matte black metal headboard in the bedroom contrasts with the Japanese Shikui diatomaceous plastering wall above it.
The main bathroom's dark brown cabinets, monotone tiles, and matte black sanitary wares create a dark, calming environment. Translucent fluted glass doors allow for better flow between the main bathroom and the bedroom.
While the penthouse has its own balcony, the rooftop has a larger space for entertaining, as well as a sound system, an outdoor shower, a counter with sink and fridge, and greenery to contrast with the Kowloon skyline.